Traveling With an ICD


I had a Medtronic ICD implanted in 2020. So far, when I travel, I've been packing the Carelink Monitor in the box it came in. The box is beginning to get banged up, and it's a bit bulky to travel with. I haven't been able to find a specificallt travel case for my Carelink monitor. Does anyone use any hard case for their Carelink monitor that they would recommend for travel?


traveling with monitor

by new to pace.... - 2023-01-04 23:36:56

I was told unless i was going to be gone a month.  No need to take monitor with me.  Unless it is different with an ICD than a pacemaker.  

You can always check with your Dr. as to wether you need to take with you.

new to pace


by AgentX86 - 2023-01-05 00:09:53

new to pace is right.  Ask your doctor if it's really necessary to take with you.  For most of us, it's not but others need communications nightly.

For such a recent ICD, you might be able to get Medtronic's smartphone app.  The advantage is that it's "always" with you. It works well but requires a qualified phone.  Not all are.

I did have a problem recently where it wouldn't transmit, saying that it was already busy transmitting.  I had to re-install the app but that's like a Windows C-A-D (it's part of the deal).

Travelling with monitor

by islandgirl - 2023-01-05 08:23:46

Confirm with your ep you should travel with it.  
I have to travel with mine and I protect it with clothing and pack it in my suitcase. The box would be very bulky!
An app for your icd may not be available. 


by Tracey_E - 2023-01-05 09:39:31

I've never traveled with my monitor. 

You know you're wired when...

Your ICD has a better memory than you.

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